On October 26th, 2017 The Story of Our Schools revealed our first exhibit at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML) in Ward 6.
In the fall of 2015, we launched our first pilot program at CHML in Capitol Hill. Guided by two CHML teachers, 20 students (grades 1 – 8) created The Logan Club, an after-school program that met once a week. Their mission was to unearth the fascinating history surrounding their school and share their findings with the broader community. They researched questions like Who was John A. Logan? What was the community like when the school was built? How has the school changed over time?
The project offered a rigorous integrated enrichment program aligned with DCPS standards in English Language Arts and History. Students enhanced critical thinking, analytic and writing skills as they researched people, maps, photos, and documents relevant to their school community. The program facilitated student leadership while developing a strong sense of pride in their community. Students were expected to end the year thinking like historians, producing a final written or performance-based product.